Translation of "bitter" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈbɪt.ər/ us /ˈbɪt̬.ɚ/

bitter adjective (ANGRY)

B2 Someone who is bitter is angry and unhappy because they cannot forget bad things that happened in the past.

I feel very bitter about my childhood and all that I went through. 我對童年和曾被剝削的一切感到怨恨。
She'd suffered terribly over the years but it hadn't made her bitter. 多年來她受盡了苦,但她並不怨恨。

B2 A bitter experience causes deep pain or anger.

Failing the final exams was a bitter disappointment for me. 期末考試不及格令我非常痛苦。
She learned through bitter experience that he was not to be trusted. 她從痛苦的經歷中意識到他不可信。

B2 expressing a lot of hate and anger

a bitter fight/argument 激烈的戰鬥/爭吵
bitter recriminations 激烈的反訴
He gave me a bitter look. 他狠狠地瞪了我一眼。

More examples

  • They had a bitter quarrel over some money three years ago and they haven't spoken to each other since.
  • They were bitter foes for many years.
  • a bitter dispute
  • She cried bitter tears when she got the letter.
  • They had a bitter, messy divorce.

bitter adjective (TASTE)

B1 with an unpleasantly sharp taste

a bitter flavour/taste/liquid 苦味/苦味液體

More examples

  • Radicchio has a slightly bitter flavour.
  • The tip of the tongue is sensitive to salt and sweet stimuli and the back of the tongue is sensitive to bitter stimuli.
  • In today's lesson we'll look at the four types of tastes - sweet, salty, bitter and sour.
  • The additive quinine, which you find in tonic water, is very bitter.
  • They add syrup to the medicine to try and mask the bitter taste.

bitter adjective (COLD)

B2 Bitter weather is extremely cold, especially in a way that causes physical pain.

a bitter wind 刺骨的寒風
Wrap up warmly - it's bitter outside. 穿暖和些——外面特別冷。

bitternoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɪt.ər/ us /ˈbɪt̬.ɚ/

UK a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

a pint of bitter 一品脫苦啤酒

a strong, bitter alcoholic drink made from spices and plant products that is mixed with other alcoholic drinks


(Translation of “bitter” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)